About Francine

Hi there!

After EIGHT YEARS in business, I am still blown away that you are here and I am a photographer!   Lillybelle Rose Photography is the best unplanned journey of my life!

I’ve always been drawn to activities involving creativity, babies and teaching, but did not think I had it in me to be a business owner/entrepreneur.  The story of how Lillybelle Rose began is a long one, sprinkled with illness, new friendships and motivation by those who know and love me most.  Here I am seven years later, growing my clientele and winning awards, and kicking myself for pushing the business away for so long.  Seriously, capturing what means the world to you means the world to me.  It is an honor through and through!!!




Fun tidbits: 

Lillybelle Rose is a combination of our three girls’ names;  Lilliana/Lilly, Gabriella/Bella, and Alexa Rose.

I’m a twin and one of four sisters.

 I’m a romantic!

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, I am now a suburbanite, married for 22 years with three kind, intelligent, talented, loving young ladies.  How lucky am I???

Fell hard and fast for dance when I was 16, but had to stop after college because of my bad feet = ugly shoes, so I’ll be drooling over yours.

Met my hubby through mutual friends!

Favorite treat on a good or bad day is Starbucks.

Never dreamed of being a photographer and thank God for the gift of Lillybelle Rose every day!

And here, besides Lillybelle Rose, is a what really fills my heart with pride and joy…


Looking forward to meeting you! ~ Francine


Francine has been featured in a fun business Q & A – learn more about Francine and what goes on behind the scenes HERE.

Watch Francine as she works her magic with a beautiful new soul, and learn more about why she chose to specialize in newborn photographer HERE.